Sleep Study

“’No one is saying A.D.H.D. does not exist, but there’s a strong feeling now that we need to rule out sleep issues first,’ said Dr. Merrill Wise, a pediatric neurologist and sleep medicine specialist at the Methodist Healthcare Sleep Disorders Center in Memphis.”

New York Times, Well blog, “Attention Problems May Be Sleep-Related,” April 16, 2012

In attempting to look at all angles of this ADHD thing, we finally signed up for the sleep study Charlie’s pulmonologist has been recommending for years. The results come in a few weeks.

I don’t know whether to hope they find something or not. If they do find a sleep disorder, he might have to undergo a tonsillectomy. That means general anesthesia and surgery, all for a treatment that isn’t guaranteed to help his sleep or reduce the severity of his ADHD symptoms.

If they don’t find anything, we have one less treatment to try.


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